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Nancy Sintra interview with Alison Martino

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Nancy Sinatra Talks About “These Boots Are Made for Walkin"on it's 50th anniversary. 

The hit song that inspired a generation of women to “start walkin’” 
turns 50 Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots are Made For Walkin’” was a ’60s sensation. (If by some inexplicable misfortune you’ve never seen the video, stop everything and check out this amazing artifact of era-capturing grooviness right now.) The song was destined for glory: Everything about it was hip, fromWrecking Crewmember Chuck Berghofer’s opening bass line, to Sinatra’s tough, eat-my-dust delivery, to the iconic cover featuring the singer in red leather boots and a fetching miniskirt. If you didn’t own a pair of go-go boots before the song was released, you rushed out to buy a pair soon after. Sinatra showed the world that a woman could have serious swagger, and the Technicolor beauties dancing the Frug in the background were all too ready to follow in her footsteps—as was a whole generation of independent women. The song s…

La Scala Beverly Hills turns 60

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La Scala Celebrates 60 years on April 1, 2016
La Scala celebrates its 60th anniversary this April.  This old-school legendary institution is not only popular with celebs, but with neighborhood locals and tourists. I have ordering La Scala’s most famous invention, the chopped salad, since the 1970s. I sub out the salami and cheese and add in tomatoes, onions, and extra garbanzo beans. The fried mozzarella was always on the table when I was a kid. Now I love the classic Bolognese.
La Scala is a classic Italian eatery located in the heart of Beverly Hills that feels like a private club. The restaurant doesn’t take reservations for lunch because they just don’t need to. It’s packed six days a week and everyone wants to sit in one of those big red leather booths. Pictures of show biz celebrities from its entire 60-year history hang on the front wall. Suzanne Pleshette, Natalie Wood,  Judy Garland, Warren Betty, Robert Wagner, Judy Garland and Barbara Rush are some of the celebs that hang ov…